Couple charged in central Ohio toddler's death
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 06:40

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in central Ohio are seeking the parents of a 16-month-old girl charged after the child died from being left in a room with a space heater on last month.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said Monday that 29-year-old Michael Wilder and 23-year-old Greta Sahatciu were charged with a felony count of endangering children, and Wilder faces an additional charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Deputies said Maiya Wilder was unresponsive when her father rushed her to a Columbus hospital on June 29. She died two days later.

Detectives said they determined that the toddler was left unattended for 10 hours in a bedroom with a space heater on.

Detectives are still trying to locate the couple, whose other two children are now in the custody of social services.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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